Check This Out: First Gritty Poster for The Red Riding Trilogy
by Ethan Anderton
January 8, 2010
Calling back memories of the initial teaser poster for the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition before its 1997 theatrical run, the first official teaser poster (seen below) for The Red Riding Trilogy (premiered over at NY Mag's Vulture) is a bit more ominous and artistic, but it's clear on the three distinct films: 1974 directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited), 1980 directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire), and 1983 directed by Anand Tucker (Leap Year). Obviously the use of red is a no brainer, but the juxtaposition of blood red with an angelic figure is what makes it really stand out. Will each film will get its own stylized poster, too?
Based on English author David Peace's Red Riding Quartet (published between 1999 and 2002) the trilogy makes up a five hour story chronicling the Yorkshire Ripper killings in England of the 70's and 80's but is a fictionalized account of the investigations in the corresponding years (hence three different films for each of the years). The story and subsequent films have garnered significant attention as its now being remade in the US by Ridley Scott and co. as we reported back in October. Sounds like this could be quite a compelling trilogy of films. IFC Films will be releasing these in limited theaters on February 5th. Watch a trailer here.
I like it.
Xerxex on Jan 8, 2010
hmm...thats a dead child and they are swans wings sewed to its back, angelic?
hmm on Jan 8, 2010
You are only just getting this?? The entire boxed set has been available in Aus for nearly six months.
d1rEct on Jan 8, 2010
Welcome to America. Home of fuck ya. We get a lot of things quicker then you and a lot of things slower then you. Video games we always get before other countries. Heh I love this poster.
Hedgehog on Jan 8, 2010
i haven't seen it, but i bet the british one is & will be better than what's released over here
Mr.Mr. on Jan 8, 2010
great fucking poster,i love sir ridley scott film's can't wait for the remake.
tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Jan 9, 2010
I wish they wouldn't remake it. It looks like it has a strong cast, I love the look of the film. Just because it was made in another country doesn't mean it needs to be "Americanized." Will they still use the same story? Or will it turn into an American crime? American actors in British roles? I'm so over this...
Shannon S on Jan 9, 2010
Fisherr on Jan 9, 2010
i don't know much about this - i liked what i saw in the trailer and i'm going to see if i can get the movies off of netflix. as far as remaking it? i don't get why so many movies are being remade the last several years. i'd rather see some fresh ideas than remakes. (although, "the crazies" remake looks pretty good)
beavis on Jan 9, 2010
I've seen the films on DVD (from UK), but look forward to seeing them on the big screen in the US. Really like the poster and the trailer. I do hope they release trailers specific to each film.
Faboamanto on Jan 10, 2010
If it isnt on at a cinema near you, you guys should get them off amazon they are brilliant and as dark as hell. Dont get how the remakes will work??? they are about the social climate of northern england in the 70's as much as people getting murdered. I cant see how they can transport them to a US region without cutting out much of the background to the overall story.
rep6 on Jan 10, 2010
I´ve read Alex comment about the first movie and I was shocked how badly he jugged this one.... I had to buy the DVD-Set and watched the 1974 one yesterday... Believe me guys, if you like european movies (public enemy no.1) you´ll put these ones to the top because they´re made in a way where many americans can´t relate to anymore...
matty on Jan 11, 2010
I watched the first one and was blown away...a great example for classic European storytelling, they´re not trying to explain everything like Americans would do....it´s slightly much more silent, atmospherical, authentic and intense than the mainstream, always giving you enough time to feel the tensions rising. It´s like watching a British TV movie from the 70s.....Great Time Travel
B.O. on Jan 12, 2010
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